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Webinar: CDOT ESB Orientation

Tue 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Facilitated by Denver Metro SBDC
Topic: Government Contracting

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has an Emerging Small Business (ESB) program that provides contracting benefits for small businesses in highway design and construction. Firms must be certified by CDOT in order to take advantage of these program benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • ESB goals on CDOT Design-Build projects​
  • Ability to bid on ESB restricted projects (set asides)
  • Financial incentives for prime contractors
  • Proposal scoring points for consultants that utilize ESB firms
  • Eligibility for the CDOT Mentor-Protege Program
  • Eligibility for the CDOT Bond Guarantee Program

This orientation provides an overview of the program and is MANDATORY for any firm interested in becoming ESB certified. Please note that the owner of the business or a key manager must attend the session within 6 months prior to submitting the ESB application.

Note: You will receive an email with instructions and a link to join the webinar the day before the training class. If you do not receive the webinar link, please email

Suggested Audience:

Small businesses providing highway design or construction services who are interested in becoming ESB certified by CDOT.

Presented by:

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Fee: No Cost

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